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Start your kids on hand tools. They'll love it!

08-31-2016 05:43 PM by BTimmons | 10 comments »

Turns out that my little girl can rock a spokeshave. She asked me to help her make a mallet for her to use in the shop. I thought that was a dandy idea, so we set to it. We glued up a few pieces of cherry for the head of the mallet. Then I showed her how to use a spokeshave on rectilinear stock, in order to take off the hard corners and make it more hand-friendly. For those of you wanting to get your kids to spend time in the shop with you, let them use a spokeshave. It’s the kind of tool that little kids can understand right away, which doesn’t need a lot of strength or finesse, and one that they can get good results from almost right away. There’s nothing like...

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